Kyle Mulinder

Photographer - New Zealand

A bit about Kyle

Behind the brand Bare Kiwi is Kyle Mulinder, a ‘Kiwi’ with a passion for adventure travel and storytelling. Kyle grew up on a small sheep farm in the lower North Island but dreamed of life beyond Norsewood. After completing an adventure tourism course in Nelson Kyle secured his first full-time job; a white water raft guide on the Buller River. He now has almost 20 years experience working in the tourism industry. Working in the tourism industry is what sparked the idea of Bare Kiwi in 2009. To reduce the amount of disposable tourism literature that was being distributed, while helping travellers discover the real New Zealand, Kyle decided he would create short videos that featured him experiencing tourism activities. Unintentionally, Kyle became a digital influencer – not only in demand in New Zealand but also internationally. Bare Kiwi is now recognised as a global influencer on the adventure travel scene​.

Kyle's Latest Trips

Adventure

North California Road Trip

Starting from $1500 USD
North California Road Trip
This 1500km road trip is epic. Setting off from the iconic Los Angeles you'll head north to San Francisco before getting out in to nature. The road trip has a mix to satisfy anyone looking for some adventure on their holiday. You'll get to experience sand dunes flat out in a dune buggy, explore caves in sea kayaks, stand up paddleboard on lakes and explore the ancient redwood forests.
Dune Buggy Oceano Dunes State Park
Sea Kayak Channel Islands National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
Hike Mount Shasta
Sleep in a Treehouse

Trip Highlights

Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a city that speaks for itself. It's hard to get your head around how spread out the city is, but what a way to kick off your road trip....
Ventura
Ventura is a great place to stay for a night so you can explore the Channel Islands National Parks.
Pismo Beach
Speed around in a dune buggy at Oceano Dunes State Park near Pismo Beach, before exploring the scenic coastal Highway 1, driving north through Big Sur...
San Francisco
You would of seen thousands of photos, and seen the city featured in dozens of film and tv shows, but you must experience it first hand to really appr...
Adventure

Alpine Pacific Trail New Zealand

Starting from $1500 USD
Alpine Pacific Trail New Zealand
This is the trip I would recommend to my overseas friends if they wanted to do a trip around New Zealand. The trip starts and finished in Christchurch, one of my favourite places to walk around and explore. As a born and bred proud Kiwi, I love nothing more than showing off my home and I'm excited to show you my favourite spots. If you like adventure, nature, lots of activities and nothing but memorable experiences, this trip is perfect for you!
Exploring Christchurch
Swimming with dolphins in Kaikoura
Sea Kayaking Abel Tasman National Park
Fish n' Chips at Akoroa
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand's version of Aspen
Stay in an Eco Villa

Trip Highlights

Christchurch
I love Christchurch. The city is full of an incredible energy. They have a booming arts scene and one of my favourite things to do is just walk around...
Hanmer Springs
This little town almost feels like New Zealand's version of Aspen. It's got a great mix of adventure activities, with the relaxing springs and plenty...
Kaikoura
Kaikoura is one of my favourite places in all of New Zealand. It's got some epic landscapes to explore, sea kayaking, swimming with dolphins and even...
Abel Tasman
Come and explore my home. I've been guiding people on sea kayaks around Abel Tasman for years. I'll recommend some of my favourites like sea kayaking,...

Why pick my trips

Behind the brand Bare Kiwi is Kyle Mulinder, a ‘Kiwi’ with a passion for adventure travel and storytelling. Working in the tourism industry is what sparked the idea of Bare Kiwi in 2009. To reduce the amount of disposable tourism literature that was being distributed, while helping travellers discover the real New Zealand, Kyle decided he would create short videos that featured him experiencing tourism activities. He’d then share these videos online. This innovative idea, combined with the prolific growth of social media, resulted in Bare Kiwi gaining an audience that followed Kyle’s travels. Unintentionally, Kyle became a digital influencer – not only in demand in New Zealand but also internationally. Bare Kiwi is now recognised as a global influencer on the adventure travel scene​.

Kyle's Latest Shots

Armstrong Redwoods State National Reserve
Armstrong Redwoods State National Reserve
Sunset from Furlong Gulch
The Inn at The Tides
Mendocino Grove
Patterson's Pub
Liquid Fusion kayak trip
Paddle Big River Canyon